Easy "Napoleon" Cake

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Easy "Napoleon" Cake

One of my favorite childhood cakes, very soft with milk and butter flavor - is absolutely delicious. I tried several times to prepare it at home, each time something was wrong - either the sheets were too thick, the cream was flowing and there was nothing left in it, or it was dry and on top of all that I wanted to I do it fast.

You can make the dough sheets at home from the puff pastry prepared by you or bought (as I did). Maybe in the future I will give you another version of this cake with homemade dough, but now let me show you a quick and simpler recipe.

In addition, I like that it should not be embellished very sophisticatedly, this is the way it is - it is decorated either with crumbs in the baked and left puff pastry dough or with some coconut.


Puff pastry
1 kg
take either 1 packet with 2 sheets of dough in it, or 2 packets - if it has only one sheet.
Coconut flakes
100 g
is for beauty, or you can decorate it with dough crumbs or biscuits
Vanilla custard
2 l
recipe in steps

Step by step

Step 1

I bought a puff pastry dough that had 2 sheets in it, I divided each one in half and so I had 4 sheets of cake in each. If you find puff pastry with only one sheet, you better take 2 packs.

Easy "Napoleon" Cake - Step 1
Step 2

I spread each sheet of dough with the foil, to be about 3 mm thick.

Easy "Napoleon" Cake - Step 2
Step 3

Place the sheet on an oven tray. To make all the sheets of the same size, measure the first with a baking paper, cut it and so you will measure the rest of the sheets stretched after this paper.

Easy "Napoleon" Cake - Step 3
Step 4

Then with a fork prick the whole sheet well and put it in the oven at medium temperature - 180-200 degrees.

Easy "Napoleon" Cake - Step 4
Step 5

Leave it to brown well, then take it out, cool it and pass it on a bottom or plate.

Easy "Napoleon" Cake - Step 5
Step 6

In this way, bake all 4 sheets, cool them and now they are ready to be greased with milk cream.

Easy "Napoleon" Cake - Step 6
Step 7

Prepare the Vanilla Custard with Milk and Butter , with it we will grease the cake.

Easy "Napoleon" Cake - Step 7
Step 8

Grease all the sheets well, put a thick layer of cream on each one - distribute the cream so that it is enough for the whole cake.

Easy "Napoleon" Cake - Step 8
Step 9

Leave the cake for 2-3 hours at room temperature, then let it cool for another 4-5 hours - this is the most important part, to soften it well.

It is perfect to prepare it in the evening and let it soften overnight.

After this time you will notice that he leaves, with a knife you can cut and wrap the edges and beautify it as you like.

Easy "Napoleon" Cake - Step 9
Step 10

I didn't complicate it too much, I decorated it with coconut and that's it - it's so good that I didn't even notice what it looked like :)

Good appetite!

Easy "Napoleon" Cake - Step 10
Quantity: 2 kg (10-12 servings)
Prep time: 300 min
Difficulty: intermediate
Ready in: 120 min
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Collections: Cakes, Cakes, Desserts

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